As a V.I. resident, I receive letters and packages mailed from all over the United States. Until recently, most were delivered within four to six days if they were Priority Mail except for items from my son in Washington, D.C. He mailed my birthday present on Jan. 3 and it arrived five weeks later — Priority Mail!
In the last three years, the local mail service has improved considerably. Items mailed for local island delivery arrive the following day. And, according to the tracking record on the U.S. Postal Service Internet site, items mailed from here to the states arrive at the designated post office within five days but frequently take considerably longer to reach their destinations. Maybe you need to have a word with the USPS in Washington, D.C. Good luck.
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